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I've been listening to the song "Crack A Bottle". In "50 Cents" first verse he says,

"I gets what the !@#$ I want so what I trick"

As far as know, s is atached to the words like, get(s), work(s), like(s), move(s) etc, when the subject is third person, like, he, she, it, etc.

So, the question is why have 50 used gets instead of get?

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    This is a dialect use; most hip-hop music, even that composed and performed by white artists, employs African-American dialect. – StoneyB Jan 22 '15 at 17:49
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Strictly speaking, it's incorrect grammar.

Generally speaking, don't expect popular songs to employ good grammar; they usually use whatever style of speaking appeals to their target audience.

As @StoneyB mentioned, this is a common part of the African-American dialect. There isn't any standardization about when the dialect puts "s" on the end of singular verbs and when they don't.

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